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ascites or just abdominal swelling?
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ascites or just abdominal swelling?

Can small ovarian cyst cause abdominal swelling?
Mine is 4cm and I look like 4month pregnant.
Can this be ascites from ovarian cancer?

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Hi there
if you have had a pelvic ultrasound, it would pick up ascites
a small ovarian cyst by itself would not cause swelling

the most common reason for swelling of the abdomen in the setting of a normal xray such as an ultrasound or CT scan, is distension from bowel gas.

this can happen for many reasons - something simple such as diet too much dairy or legumes
to irritable bowel syndrome
to other bowel disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease
take care
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Hello, I'm not a medic but I have a complex mass on my ovary which is currently under investigation. I don't really have any abdominal swelling so I would certainly get your swelling checked out.

Sorry I couldn't help more.

Best wishes

Rachel
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Hi, Rachel. Thanks for the comment.

I guess abdomeninal swelling is caused by a large cyst or it could be ascites.
I have a dr appointment next thursday and I hope she will take my symptoms seriously.

Best wishes to you too.
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